British Speedway rider Tai Woffinden wants to give his fans something to cheer about at the Fogo British FIM Speedway Grand Prix at the Millennium Stadium this weekend.

The Speedway sensation is currently enjoying a great run in the world championship series and is looking forward to the huge support from the crowd on Saturday 1 June, come 5pm.  

 “To be second in the World Championship and one point off the top spot is just awesome and I’ll go out on Saturday to enjoy it as I always do,” said the rider from Wolverhampton.

“I know the crowd will be behind me and I’m going to give it everything I can to be the champion they want to see.”

Tai will be attempting to make it two successive wins in the Speedway GP series when he takes his place at the Millennium Stadium’s 13th Speedway Grand Prix.

“Cardiff is obviously a very special event and I’m really looking forward to Saturday.”   

The rider arrived at the iconic multi-event venue yesterday afternoon following a charity cycle from his home town to raise funds for Cancer Research UK in memory of his dad, former speedway rider Rob Woffinden who he sadly lost to the disease in 2010.

Speaking of his fundraising efforts, the twenty-two year old dedicates his success to his dad:

“After losing my father to cancer in 2010, I want to raise money to help beat it. I am supporting Cancer Research UK in the fight against the disease.

"I saw how rapidly my dad deteriorated with cancer three years ago and it wasn't nice for me or my mum to see that. My success so far this year, and this project, is all dedicated to dad.”

Woffy was joined on the final 15-mile stage of his ride by Paralympic Gold medal winning cyclist, Mark Colbourne MBE, who was touched by the SGP star’s story after losing his own father to cancer in February 2012.

Colbourne said: "I felt very touched by the invitation to join Tai in his epic cycling quest from Wolverhampton to Cardiff to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Having personally lost my dad to stomach cancer, I really admire his efforts.

“Tai has worked hard ahead of this GP and pushed his fitness even further with this ride. I’ve got to know him a bit over the last few weeks and I’m really impressed by his commitment and determination to do well in front of a home crowd.

“He’s going into the British GP in a great position and if he does triumph, I’m sure we can expect those dedicated British fans to blow the roof off the Millennium Stadium this Saturday.”

You can support Tai and donate by texting WOFF50 (and the amount) to 70070 or by visiting his Just Giving page

To get to the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, you can still get your tickets priced from £29. Tickets can be bought via 0844 858 8879, or on the day from the ticket office in the Cardiff Arms building on Westgate Street – open  on Friday at 12.00pm until 6.30pm and on Saturday from 9.00am until 5.30pm.